'Star Trek: Lower Decks' Season 2: Release date, cast, spoilers and all about show's return

The show will return for its second season with its ensigns taking on all new responsibilities as they continue to explore the galaxy


                            'Star Trek: Lower Decks' Season 2: Release date, cast, spoilers and all about show's return
'Star Trek: Lower Decks' (CBS All Access)
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With 'Star Trek: Lower Decks', the franchise has boldly gone where no 'Star Trek' series has gone before — into the realm of pure comedy. The first season of the animated series has been a hit with the fans, making fun of all things 'Star Trek' while still celebrating all that the fans love about it. With the end of Season 1, we see that lives for the crew of the lower decks have changed in major ways. Stay tuned to this page for news, casting announcements, release dates and everything else you need to know about Season 2.

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Release date

Season 2 of 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' will start streaming on Paramount + on August 12. 

How to watch

The show is available for streaming here.

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Plot

'Star Trek: Lower Decks' follows the lives of four Ensigns — the lowest ranking officer on a Starfleet ship — on the USS Cerritos, as they deal with the kind of mishaps and adventures that come with exploring the galaxy. At the end of Season 1, troublemaker Beckett Mariner (Tawny Newsome) finally agreed to work with her mother, rather than against her, in bending the rules of Starfleet protocol to help civilizations they're tasked with monitoring. Brad Boimler (Jack Quaid) received his first promotion, a position on the USS Titan captained by Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes). In the meantime, Sam Rutherford (Eugene Cordero) has lost his memories after an accident, but his closest friend D'Vana Tendi (Noël Wells) is more than happy to help him catch up.

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Cast

Tawny Newsome

Tawny Newsome visits Build at Build Studio on April 8, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

Tawny Newsome stars as Beckett Mariner, a Starfleet Ensign with great potential but a strong aversion to responsibility and the rules — someone who would have been kicked out of Starfleet long ago if it wasn't for her high-ranking parents. Newsome is known for her roles on 'Space Force', 'Brockmire' and 'Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.'

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Jack Quaid

Jack Quaid attends The 2020 InStyle And Warner Bros 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

Jack Quaid plays Brad Boimler, who is in many ways Mariner's opposite. He is a stickler to the rules to an obsessive degree and is driven by his ambition to one day be a part of the Starfleet bridge crew. Quaid is best known for his role as Hughie Campbell on 'The Boys'. He is also known for his roles on 'Harvey Girls Forever!' and 'Vinyl'.

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Noël Wells

New SNL cast member Noel Wells attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2013 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 21, 2013, in New York City (Getty Images)

Noël Wells voices D'Vana Tendi, an Ensign new to the USS Cerritos who works in the medical bay, bringing one of the most upbeat attitudes and positive outlooks that the ship has ever seen. Wells has lent her voice to such projects as 'Craig of the Creek', 'American Dad' and 'Wander Over Yonder'.

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Eugene Cordero

Actor Eugene Cordero arrives at the screening of CBS Films' 'The Kings of Summer' at ArcLight Cinemas on May 28, 2013, in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

Eugene Cordero plays Sam Rutherford, an engineer who, up until recently, had been aided in his work by a cybernetic Vulcan implant. A recent accident lost that implant, as well as most of his long term memories. Cordero is an actor best known for his roles on 'The Good Place', 'Loafer' and 'Tacoma FD'.

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Showrunners

The season is produced by CBS Eye Animation Productions in association with Secret Hideout, Important Science, Roddenberry Entertainment, and Titmouse, Inc., with Mike McMahan serving as showrunner and Barry J. Kelly as supervising director. 

Trailer

The trailer of Season 2 of 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' sees that the crew behind the crew is back in action and even as they take on the missions no one else may want to take on, they give us a couple of laughs while doing so. 

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